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U.S. AIRBORNE COMBAT JUMPS


Date: 8 November 1942
Unit: 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion (PIB)
Operation: Torch
Troopers: 556
Country: Algeria
Dropzone: Tafaraoui, La Senia


Date: 15 November 1942
Unit: 509th PIB
Operation: Torch
Troopers: 350-
Country: Algeria
Dropzone: Youks les Bains


Date: 24 December 1942--
Unit: 509th PIB, Hdqt's. Co. Two French paratroopers-
Operation: Torch
Troopers: 32 -
Country: Tunisia
Dropzone: El Djem


Date: 9 July 1943
Unit: 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion (Jumped first); 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT), Includes: 505th PIR, 456th PFA & Co. B, 307th Engr.
Operation: Husky I
Troopers: 3,406
Country: Italy
Dropzone: Gela (near Ponte Olivo airfield), Sicily


Date: 10 July 1943
Unit: 504th Regimental Combat Team (RCT), Includes: 504th PIR, 1st & 2nd Btn.; 376th PFA & Co.A, 307th Engr.
Operation: Husky II
Troopers: 2,304
Country: Italy
Dropzone: Gela, Sicily


Date: 5 September 1943
Operation: Alamo
Unit: 503th PIR
Troopers: 1,700
Country: New Guinea
Dropzone: Nadzab, Markham Valley


Date: 13 September 1943
Unit: 504th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) Includes: 504th PIR, 376th PFA & Co.A307th Eng.
Operation: Avalanche
Troopers: 1,300
Country: Italy
Dropzone: Paestum, Salerno


Date: 14 September 1943
Unit: 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT). Includes: 505th PIR, 456th PFA & Co.B 370th Engr.
Operation: Avalanche
Troopers: 2,105
Country: Italy
Dropzone: Salerno, Paestum


Date: 14 September 1943
Unit: 509th PIB
Operation: Avalanche
Troopers: 640
Country: Italy
Dropzone: Avellino


Date: 6 June 1944
Unit: 82nd Airborne Division (507, 508) 505th RCT, Includes: 505th Parachute Infantry Reg., Co. B/307 Engineer Battlion & 456th Parachute Field Artillery Batalion. 28 Pathfinders, 504th PIR, (7 returned).
Operation: Titanic (Dropping of parachute dummies, "Oscar").
Operation: Overlord (Neptune)
Troopers: 6,418
Country: France
Dropzone: Normandy


Date: 6 June 1944
Unit: 101st Airborne Division [326, 377, 501, 502, 506]
Operation: Titanic (Dropping of parachute dummies, "Oscar").
Operation: Overlord (Neptune)
Troopers: 6,638
Country: France
Dropzone: Normandy


Date: 3 July 1944
Unit: 503rd PRCT, 1st Bn.
Operation: Table Tennis (Cyclone)
Troopers: 739
Country: New Guinea
Dropzone: Noemfoor Island


Date: 4 July 1944
Unit: 503rd PRCT, 3rd Bn.
Operation: Table Tennis (Cyclone)
Troopers: 685
Country: New Guinea
Dropzone: Noemfoor Island


Date: 15 August 1944
Unit: 1st Abn. Task Force (460th PFA, 463rd PFABn.; 509th PIB; 517th PCT; 551st PIB; 596th PCEng. Co.) (Dropping of 300 paratroop dummies, prior to landing)
Operation: Anvil Dragoon (Rugby)
Troopers: 5,607
Country: France
Dropzone: Cote d' Azur, Riviera


Date: 17 September 1944
Unit: 82nd Airborne Division (508), 505th RCT, Includes: 505th PIR, 456th PFA, & Co.B, 307th Engr.; 504th RCT, Includes: 504th PIR, 376th PFA, & Co.A, 307 Engr
Operation: Market Garden
Troopers: 7,250
Country: Holland
Dropzone: Grave & Nijmegen


Date: 17 September 1944
Unit: 101st Airborne Division [501, 502, 506]
Operation: Market Garden
Troopers: 6,769
Country: Holland
Dropzone: Eindhoven


Date: 29 November 1944 - 5 December 1944
Unit: 11th ABN. Div., Co.C, 127th Abn.Eng, Bn. Co.C., 1st Pl.., 187th P/GIR 221st AB. Med. Co.; 457th PFA 11th Abn. Div. Hdqt's Group 511th Pcht. Signal Co. 11th Abn. Div. RECON Pl.
Jumped one man at a time onto a table top plateau, using Cub L4's & L5's, one C-47 made 14 passes.
Operation: Tabletop
Troopers: 241
Country: Leyte, Philippines
Dropzone: Manarawat


Date: 3 & 4 February 1945
Unit: 11th ABN. Div., 511th PIR, 457th FABn.
Operation: 3-45. Dropped 240 paratroop dummies (Oscar) at Mt. Malepunyo prior to main jump.
Operation: Shoestring
Troopers: 1,830
Country: Philippines
Dropzone: Tagaytay Ridge (North-west of Lake Taal)


Date: 16 February 1945
Unit: 503rd PRCT, 462nd PFABn; 161st Airborne Engr. Btn.
A unique air/sea attack. http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/7295/corregde/corregde.html
Operation: Topside
Troopers: 2,050
Country: Philippines
Dropzone: Corregidor


Date: 23 February 1945 (CLICK FOR VIDEO)
Unit: 11th ABN. Div., 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment: 1st Btn., Co.B; Hdqt's Co., 1st Btn.; Hdqt's Co., 1st Btn., Light Machine Gun Platoon, Jumped from 400 feet at 0700 hours.
Operation: Rescue (2,147 internees)
Troopers: 130
Country: Philippines
Dropzone: Los Banos prison camp


Date: 24 March 1945
Unit: 17th Airborne Division (507 PIR, 513 PIR, 464 PFA, 466 PFA, 139 AEB, 224 AMC, 155 AAB, 411 AQM, 517 ASC, 680 GFA 681 GFA, 717 AOC & 194 GIR). Also small units: MP's, Division Artillery, Reconnaissance Platoon, & Parachute Maintenance Co.
Operation: Varsity (Plunder)
Troopers: 4,964
Country: Germany
Dropzone: Wesel


Date: 23 June 1945
Unit: 11th ABN. Div., 511th PIR
Operation: Gypsy
Troopers: 1,030
Country: Philippines
Dropzone: Aparri

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